Politics

Now What?

So we’ve survived the first week of Trump’s presidency. Have some cake. If you were one of the many people who took part in activism, pat yourself on the back. If you weren’t, it’s not too late to start. It’s great that everyone’s riled up. And while we’re pumped up and paying attention to government,… Continue reading Now What?

Creationism · Religion

Fundamentalist Education

Over at Pharyngula, PZ presents this appalling video: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUeoem1gR3s&hl=en] and points out The really awful pedagogy. Over and over again, the creationist says some stock phrase and then pauses, waiting for his kids to fill in the missing word. This is simply demanding rote learning. Similarly, he leads the kids in asking a good… Continue reading Fundamentalist Education

Creationism · Intelligent Design · Politics · Science

Crippling Brains for Jesus

Does anyone need more proof that Ron McLeroy, the newly-appointed Texas State Board of Education Chairman, is a superstitious asshat who’s out to cripple the state’s education system? Here’s what he told his church in 2005: “Whether you’re a progressive creationist, recent creationist, young-Earth, old-Earth, it’s all in the tent of intelligent design,” McLeroy said.… Continue reading Crippling Brains for Jesus